Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


The Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition provides multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, high-quality care to children throughout the Gulf Coast.

We believe in a team approach to managing your child’s healthcare. In addition to your physician and pediatrician, parents will often have a role in treatment plans. We are also available to answer questions, discuss any concerns and provide follow-up information about your child’s continued care.

Our education mission supports medical students and residency training through lectures, clinical experience, and gastroenterology electives.  The section is actively engaged in clinical research and trials.  Our faculty has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, several books and participates in national and international conferences.

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Program Services
  • Acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Dysfunctional swallowing
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding disorders and Obesity
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal failure
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Pediatric liver disease
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Balloon dilation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures
  • Childhood obesity
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Obesity
Contact Information

Patient Services:

Children's Hospital Specialty Center - Lakeside 501
4720 South I-10 Service Rd W Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-988-6253
Fax: 504-988-8087

Department Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Department
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code 8637
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-6692
Fax : 504-988-1771

Section Main:
Tulane University School of Medicine
Pediatrics Gastroenterology
1430 Tulane Ave.
SL-37, Room 5200
Phone: 504-988-5377
Fax: 504-988-1852
Contact: Lynette Joseph




North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (

Celiac Disease Foundation (